...and you don't know how glad I am to be able to say hello again. Hurricane Sandy hit us hard on Monday evening...power left us shortly thereafter. It was a very harrowing experience because I've never experienced a hurricane before. Tropical storms, Nor'Easteners yes, ferocious snowstorms that leave us buried in snow...definitely...hurricanes no friggin' way.
So power returned yesterday evening around 7 about the same time it left on Monday. Internet accessed just came back a few minutes ago. I still don't have cable so can't watch the news. Thank God I pay that monthly fee for 4G access on my iPad because without it and the transistor radio we would have no idea what was going on.
To be totally truthful, I hit a wall yesterday and just refused to get out of bed where it was warm. I've read two books in four days, remembered how to set a fire in the fireplace from my Girl Scout days which kept us warm and cozy in the evenings. Our hot water heater never went out nor did the stove so we were able to feed ourselves and take hot showers but all the food in the frig had to be thrown out yesterday.
Power outages are so arbitrary that my sister who lives across town had power (and lots of company the first day!) but my daughters who live in the opposite direction from me didn't and still don't. PSEG is promising today and since I now believe that they are doing everything they can, we are hopeful that they will.
There are down power lines & trees everywhere. Yesterday, most of the traffic lights around me still weren't working, don't know about today because I haven't been out. However, besides the fact that the trees pictured in my last post were full and colorful just last Sunday when I took those pictures, they are all almost bare now. There are no trees down by me which is amazing since the wind was BLOWING! Nothing flooded in our home but some of the townhouses around me did take on a little water...nothing major though!
I haven't been to work this week because of 1-mass transportation into NYC is a mess and 2-there is a crane hanging off a building on 57th Street that put my office building into the evacuation zone. They are saying we can come back to work on Monday, but we shall see.
So I'm now putting my sewing room back together...hoping to sew again later this evening. I now have a new understanding and appreciation for my sisters in the Southeast who go through this yearly. Y'all are some amazing folks...
Finally thanks to everyone who sent a note, text'd me or left a message here inquiring how I was doing. I read them all and appreciated the concern...okay so now back to sewing.
...as always more later!